Job Opportunities

Below are specific job listings, including positions at Duke Divinity School, that have been submitted to the school.

March 04, 2015
Church Organist
First United Methodist Church
Part time
Henderson, NC USA

First United Methodist Church in Henderson, N.C., is seeking a Church Organist to assist its Music Ministry in enabling its congregation, individually and together as a church family, to discover, re-discover, grow in and share God's love through music in all of its sacred varieties.
   The Church Organist is responsible for accompanying members of the Chancel Choir and other vocalists during rehearsals and worship services; providing instrumental music for worship, weddings and funerals; maintaining musical competence and professional skills through regular practice and continuing education; and working as a team player, supporting and encouraging other staff members, among other duties.
   Candidates for Church Organist should have good people skills and a positive attitude; be an accomplished musician with a Bachelor's degree in music or equivalent degree and/or experience; have a foundation and experience in utilizing the vast tradition of United Methodist music and liturgy while being equally comfortable with blended and contemporary styles of worship; and be proficient in organ and piano.
    The time commitment for the position will vary but will require an estimated average of 16 hours per week at an annual salary of $18,260.
   The purpose of Music Ministries and the position of Church Organist at First United Methodist Church of Henderson is to proclaim the Gospel of our risen Savior Jesus Christ and to glorify God by fulfilling our Mission: "Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World."
   Applications are available from the Rev. Terry Huffines, pastor, by writing to or by calling 252-438-8791. A job description is available upon request.

Terry Huffines

March 02, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Minister
Highland Presbyterian Church
Full time
Fayetteville, NC US

The Office for Youth Ministry of Highland Presbyterian Church has an opening for a full-time Director of Youth Ministry Services. This opening is to fill a vacant position.
Highland Presbyterian Church has been serving the people of Fayetteville, NC and FortBragg for more than 100 years.  An established church with ministry outreach to the surrounding communities and the triangle; we are looking for a strong leader to plan and lead the next generation of our church.
The Director is to be a person of strong faith and a deep love for Jesus Christ and His church.  This person is to be supportive of the Senior Minister’s vision and should have a knowledgeable understanding of the various ministries of the church and see the value of a team approach to all aspects of ministry.  This person will be responsible for the overall Youth Ministry Program to include Youth Sunday School and Youth Fellowship on Sunday evenings as well as midweek Bible studies and activities.  The Director of Youth Ministries will be a part of a larger team that seeks to incorporate various aspects of the total church ministry in a purposeful and missional way.  A love of people, a caring nature, a positive outlook, and the ability to motivate others is essential.
1.    Have general oversight of ministry to Middle and High School Youth.
2.    Develop, train and equip a team of Youth Leaders who will join in planning and leading youth ministry.
3.    Use of the recreation center in church programming.
4.    Provide leadership in worship services on occasion.
5.    Along with the Director of Program and Mission Outreach, Director of Music Ministries, and other staff as needed, coordinate youth activities with the total ministry of the church.
6.    Plan with Youth Committee the annual Youth Sunday, Graduation Sunday, fundraisers, mission trips, retreats, summer camp experiences, etc.
7.    Participate in staff meetings and staff retreats in goal-setting process.
8.    Develop contact system to reach youth and families of all ages.
9.    Oversee Sunday School – curriculum selection, teachers, recruitment, overall support, etc.
10.    Research curriculum and resource the Youth Ministry Team.
11.    Help guide youth in their faith journey.
12.    As outreach attends extracurricular activities of youth.
1.      Primary:
a.    Willingness and ability to support the mission of Highland Presbyterian Church.
b.    The desire to use talents and gifts to further the youth ministry of HPC in the community.
c.    Be of good standing within home church and have an established faith in Jesus Christ.
d.    Possess a heart for youth, young adults and families.
2.      Education:
a.       Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis in religion, communications, or management.  
Seminary experience or M. Div preferred.
3.      Experience:
a.    3- 5 years general ministry experience.
b.    Demonstrated successful leadership/management experience to include staff supervision, program management and budget management.
c.    Knowledge and experience in retreat planning and hosting, event planning and leadership development for youth.
d.    Experience in leading committees, volunteers and leadership teams.
4.      Other Elements:
a.       Excellent communications skills.
b.      Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Microsoft Office, Publisher, Photoshop, and website maintenance.
c.       Success in utlizing social networking such as Facebook and Isntagram for ministry purposes.
e.       Ability to work on weekends and some evenings.  Ability to attend all retreats, lock-ins, camps, and mission trips with the youth.
Competitive salary and excellent benefits. To apply for this job, please email your resume and cover letter along with references to  
Career Level Required     
Experience Required     1+ to 2 Years
Education Required     Bachelor's Degree
Job Type     Employee
Job Status     Full Time

Dawn Chmiel
910 401-0929

March 02, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Director
Stokesdale Christian Church (DOC)
Part time
Stokesdale, NC USA

Stokesdale Christian Church (DOC) is searching for a Youth Director.  This person shall be someone who will engage the youth of the congregation in such a way that they will know they are a vital part of the congregation.  This person shall also meet with the youth once a week on an evening to be decided by the candidate and the Search Committee.  Other duties will include working with our Educational Ministry Team to plan, organize, and implement a yearly VBS that will include the youth of the community; encourage the youth to attend summer camp at Christmount Christian Assembly in Black Mountain, NC; as well as plan, organize, and implement several outings during the year for the youth.  This is a part-time ministry position that preferably lasts throughout the calendar year.

Randy Winn

March 02, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Director
First United Methodist Church
Part time
Graham, NC USA

The Director reports directly to the Senior Pastor and will be directly responsible for:
1.    Overseeing the youth ministry of FUMC Graham and directing the implementation of its mission and vision.
2.    Assisting in the implementation of a restructuring plan for the youth ministry in conjunction with the Renovation Team and adult volunteers.  
3.    Spiritually preparing the youth of FUMC Graham for challenges ahead in young adulthood and nurturing in those youth a sense of clear Christian identity through an understanding of God-given gifts and talents.

Youth Search Team

February 25, 2015
Church, Ministry
Campus Worship Leader | The Summit Church
The Summit Church
Full time
Durham, NC USA

The vision of Summit Worship is to call our church, our city, and our world to behold the Lamb of God, and to do so by faithfully pastoring the local church, producing resources for the global church, and equipping leaders. A Summit Worship Leader strives to create more and better worshippers of Jesus by embodying and executing Summit Worship DNA;  leads congregation and volunteer teams in worship by example.

+ Pastor the local church at weekly worship gatherings  (40-46 annually)
    - Prayerfully personalizing and executing weekly worship plans
    - Coordinating details with pastoral and production staff
    - Identifying and developing volunteer team and lay leadership participation
+ Pastoring the campus worship team
    - Supporting the vision and leadership of the campus pastor
    - Coaching appropriate preparations for weekly worship gatherings
    - Shepherding and developing individual volunteers
    - Identifying and developing potential worship leaders
    - Recruiting and auditioning prospective team members
+ Support and contribute to the Summit Worship team
    - Worship Planning
    - Planning and executing Summit Worship events
    - Leading worship for special events
    - Actively contributing to Summit Worship projects
+ Any and all other tasks necessary to accomplish the vision and mission of the Summit Church as assigned by supervisor.

+ Knowledge of Scripture and worship theology
+ Basic knowledge of music theory and practice
+ Pastoral aptitude
+ Management ability
+ Leadership development
+ Vision casting

Email Ryan Doherty and Apply Here:

Ryan Doherty

February 23, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Middle School Ministries
Christ UMC
Full time
Memphis, TN USA

Director of Middle School Student Ministry

The mission of Christ Church is to glorify God by making, maturing and mobilizing disciples as we love Jesus and love like Jesus in the world.  Christ Church is a gospel-centered church known in Memphis, and the Methodist denomination, as a leading church when it comes to discipleship and mission.

Role Summary:
To be the servant-leader for our Middle School Student Ministry Team as they, “partner with parents to bring student to spiritual maturity in Christ.”  We are looking for a gospel-centered leader who provides vision, accountability, direction and oversight by focusing on intentional disciple-making, family oriented relational ministry, and a missional response to the gospel as a way of life.

The position leads the Middle School Ministry working under the direction of the High School Director while working closely with five other full-time team members.

Committed and faithful follower of Jesus Christ.
Bachelors degree with seminary training/background (or willing to pursue); Masters degree preferred.
Strong background in Student Ministry, including proven ability to grow and develop a Student Ministry program.
Exceptional leadership, management and administrative skills with an ability to manage leaders across multiple disciplines and experience levels.
Innovative style, with a commitment to excellence and comfortable developing quality relationships with students, parents, staff and volunteer leaders.
Strong interpersonal and pastoral skills, with an energetic spirit who can develop and encourage leaders through an open-minded, approachable style.
Strong collaboration skills to enable partnering with parents and other ministry areas in the Church and community.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible for the vision, leadership and coordination of Middle School Ministry (students 6th-8th grades).
Provide the strategic direction for the Middle School Ministry and ensuring that individual program leaders have the proper guidance, support and resources required to effectively lead their programs.   
Build meaningful relationships with Middle School students
Build meaningful relationships with Middle School D-Group Leaders.
Recruit Lay Leaders for the ministry.
Personally disciple key group of students.
Coordinate Confirmation each year
Be the lead teacher at Middle School Refuge and teach on a rotating basis at Morning Blend.
Equip leaders and provide example to strong relationships with students and their parents involved in the ministry.
Provide timely, effective communication to parents regarding our Middle School Ministry goals, events, and volunteer opportunities as well as educating parents and helping them engage directly in the spiritual development of their students.
Help the High School Director provide leadership for the Adult D-Group Leaders, Parent Advisory Team and SLAM (Student Leadership, Advocacy, and Ministry) Team.
Assist in the development of goals and strategies for the overall Student ministry.
Think of creative ways to engage new students.

Interested applicant should e-mail resume and cover letter to, ATTN; Mike Fitzpatrick, Director of High School Ministries

Mike Fitzpatrick

February 23, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Ministry Summer Intern
Harvest UMC
Full time
Bradenton, Florida USA

We are looking for a person to serve as a Summer Intern in Youth Ministry.  The Youth Ministry Intern would have responsibility for working alongside the youth minister in the overall leadership and ministry with youth through Harvest.  Any applicants should be self-motivated, innovative people with a deep personal faith, a desire to explore a call to youth or children's ministry in the United Methodist Church, and a calling for working with youth and their families. Both internships have a salary and benefits: $4,000 for a 12 week internship (10 weeks negotiable). Housing with a family in the church. Reimbursement for mileage accrued in the course of ministry at the IRS rate.

Catherine Sykes

February 23, 2015
Church, Ministry
Children's Ministry Summer Intern
Harvest UMC
Full time
Bradenton, Florida United States

We are looking for a person to serve as a Summer Intern in Children's Ministry.  The Children's Ministry Intern would have responsibility for working alongside the children's minister in the overall leadership and ministry with children through Harvest.  Any applicants should be self-motivated, innovative people with a deep personal faith, a desire to explore a call to children's ministry in the United Methodist Church, and a calling for working with children and their families. The internship has a salary and benefits: $4,000 for a 12 week internship (10 weeks negotiable). Housing with a family in the church. Reimbursement for mileage accrued in the course of ministry at the IRS rate.

Catherine Sykes

February 23, 2015
Religious Studies Teacher
School of the Holy Child
Full time
Rye, New York USA

School of the Holy Child, located in Rye, NY, seeks a talented and dynamic Religious Studies teacher for the 2015-2016 school year.  Holy Child is most interested in candidates who wish to teach in both the Middle and Upper Schools, but will consider candidates whose primary interest may be in one division or the other.  The candidate should have deep content knowledge, preferably in the areas of the New Testament and Church History, and be thoroughly comfortable working with technology.  Additional responsibilities may include advising and a portion of our Campus Ministry responsibilities.   Ideal candidates will have a Master’s degree and at least three years of teaching experience, preferably in a Catholic, independent school environment.   Candidates should send a cover letter, resume and list of three references to and should reference the job title in the subject line of the email.  No phone calls please.


February 23, 2015
Church, Ministry
Minister of Children
Tabernacle Baptist Church
Part time
Raleigh, NC USA

Tabernacle Baptist Church, 8304 Leesville Road, Raleigh, NC, seeks a person to serve as Children’s Minister at a time level of 15- 20 hours weekly. Salary will be in accordance with experience.  Submit a resume and cover letter to: David Pontz and Bill Casteen, Co-Chairs of Personnel Committee,

Minister of Children

The Minister of Children is a part time position, who performs under the direction and supervision of the Pastor. The Minister of Children will be primarily responsible for the ministries of the children of Tabernacle Baptist Church. The Minister of Children shall have appropriate educational and/or work experience.  This position will support the total church programs and is accountable for working toward the stated Vision and Goals of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Primary Responsibilities:

1.   Provide opportunities for spiritual growth of all children through grade 5 by planning, administering and evaluating programs of education, training and ministries. These programs will effectively integrate and support the programs and activities of the church.
2.  Be the Sunday morning greeter for children and families involved in the Children's program.
3.  Assist in motivating and training church members/parents to work with the children's programs.
4.  Serve as an advisor to the Children's Council and staff contact for Children's Sunday School teachers (check on supplies, materials, equipment needs, etc.).
5.  In conjunction with the Tabernacle Learning Center Director, and Tabernacle Learning Center Committee develop and evaluate a unified ministry to preschoolers.
6.  Plan, coordinate and attend functions for children (e.g. Fall Festival, Eggstravaganza, etc.).
7.  Attend or have representation at Church Council.
8.  Serve as the representative for the Children's Programs of Tabernacle Baptist in and outside the church walls.
9.  Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Pastor.
10.Cooperate as a team member with the Church Staff and other Church members

David Pontz and Bill Casteen